The pair had been locking horns all through the second-half, however the feud reached a boiling level shortly after the ultimate whistle after Harry Kane had scored a last-gasp equalizer for the guests.
Issues seemed to be comparatively calm as each managers went for the customary handshake, however the two managers erupted when it appeared that Tuchel would not let go of Conte’s hand after the Spurs boss didn’t look his reverse quantity within the eye.
Employees and gamers from each side ran in to separate the emotional two males in what was a becoming finish to a fiery match performed in scorching warmth.
“It was sizzling from the temperature and sizzling between the benches and sizzling on the sphere and sizzling between the spectators — all the pieces that you really want and what you hope for in a match like this early within the season,” Tuchel advised the BBC.
“There isn’t any onerous emotions. I really feel prefer it was a good deal with from him [Conte] and a good deal with from me.
“We didn’t insult one another, we didn’t hit one another, we have been combating for our groups and, from my facet, there’s completely no onerous emotions. I am stunned that we each bought a pink card for that.”
The pair had clashed earlier within the recreation after Conte irked Tuchel along with his enthusiastic celebrations when Tottenham initially equalized to make it 1-1, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg canceling out Kalidou Koulibaly’s opener.
Nonetheless, Tuchel was no shrinking violet after Reece James made it 2-1 to Chelsea, with the German operating down the touchline after admitting the match “sucked me in.”
‘Fortunate I did not see you’
After the sport, although, Tuchel was extra aggravated with the refereeing efficiency from Anthony Taylor and felt aggrieved by selections that led to each of Tottenham’s objectives.
The Chelsea boss was aggravated after striker Kai Havertz was seemingly introduced down by Rodrigo Bentancur within the buildup to Tottenham’s first aim which additionally included a potential offside.
The state of affairs solely intensified after Tottenham defender Cristian Romero seemingly pulled on full-back Marc Cucurella’s hair on the nook that led to Kane’s 96th-minute equalizer.
The FA stated it could be investigating the post-match feedback from Tuchel who criticized Taylor’s efficiency.
Former Chelsea supervisor Conte, in the meantime, wouldn’t be drawn into commenting on the stormy touchline antics, however he did direct a tongue-in-cheek put up on social media to his counterpart.
The handshake between the 2 managers has been shared — and memed — broadly on social media and all eyes will now be on the return fixture in February subsequent 12 months.
The punishment for the pink playing cards will now be determined upon by an impartial regulatory fee.